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Re: [IP] Ketones

On Sat, 29 Nov 1997, Wasson wrote:

> I've got a question, as you know I have just started the pump, and lately
> I've had a few problems with ketones, I think its related to my cold that I
> picked up from my son and it will just have to rum its course, I've had two
> nights where my bg shoots up to the 240's and I start spilling moderate

Sounds like you need to carefully profile your basal requirements.  There 
is a pretty good description of HOWTO in Pumping Insulin.

Start with 
fast 5 hours, test every two hours over nite,  repeat in a couple of days
with the test time staggered by 1 hour.  Similar results should allow you 
to adjust your basal rates to eliminate the nite time bump.

> ketones of course I follow the sliding scale and it brings it right down and
> also clears up the ketones. It does scare me to get these readings at night,
> I get worried about if its a site or pump problem and in the past when I've
> been sick with a cold I would never spill ketones so quickly. How does a
> cold affect all of you?
> On the lighter side here's a joke I heard on the radio yesterday.
> How do you catch a unique bunny?
> Unique up on it!
> How do you catch a tame bunny?
> the tame way
> Carol Wasson
> email @ redacted